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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> describe the state of how you see the south african economy and the relationship between the united states and this current south african government. >> it's a dynamic moment in the relationship, chuck. you know that the fastest growing economies on the globe are in africa. south africa is the economy that has been stagnant over the course of the last few years following the recession that all of us are struggling to recover from. i will tell you that over 600 american countries on the ground here in south africa are bullish and optimistic about the future here spent a lot of time talking to both investors and young people who were entering the job market here and they are optimistic about the opportunities, but they know there real challenges particularly around education to make certain there is a sustainable economy and the shared prosperity this this country. >> one of the things i want to do with you, you were talking with andrea off camera and i am glad you brought up the cold war point. history and a reminder of what that -- how frankly we were behind the times as a government when
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
. look. it's a disaster. they didn't try to go after the economy. they should have tried to fix the economy. instead they focused time on a broken program by pulling in conservative concepts into a health care plan. >> that's -- >> oh. >> that's the reality. the main fundamental promises. keeping your plan, your doctor, saving $2500 per family per year, not true. you may trust him but you are one of five people in the country that believe him. >> you know me. >> i totally agree. there was over simplification. >> why are you having a hard time admitting it's not true? >> just the individual market there are ebbs and flows. that's natural. not everyone can keep their plan. >> they knew, read the november 2 edition of the wall street journal. they were debating in jewel of 2010 whether to tell the truth. they decided against it. here you are. he could have said it better. could have done this. they knew from the beginning. it was over simplification. absolutely true. >> they crafted the talking points to be that way. don't lie, emily. >> emily? >> i'm not going to agree. >> that's
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this economy wants to take off and things want to grow. we want to rebuild our manufacturing base. to my mind it's not just the minimum wage, that's part of it. we can't for get those who have been left behind. we have this very dangerous thing called structural unemployment in this country. i don't think we've seen this since the great depression. it's the mcdonald's versus apples. companies require fewer people and investors are doing better and private equity firms are doing better but leaving in its wake people who aren't trained for the economy and have nowhere to go. that's the reality of where we are and the economy will proceed more in this direction as opposed to the mcdonald's side. >> that's what's scary in the jobs we have now, our largely service jobs and largely low wage majority of the groupz created out of the recession are low wage service jobs. does that responsibility to push the wage up, does that fall just to the states and federal level or do you think corporations themselves have a responsibility to their workers to provide a living wage? >> of course corporations ought
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
need to survive in the world and compete in the world and we're now in a global economy competing for skills, that we need to be making progress on this chart rather than go behind. what also has people nervous is this comes despite many years now of the united states being focused on this question, no child left behind, other pieces of legislation, common core debate, state efforts and we're not necessarily making huge progress. >> no noticeable improvement. >> but rankings have very little to do with the success of individuals in later life, much less the success of the economy. there's this false equation that companies with great educational systems, is that true of japan? absolutely not. take a country like -- >> fewer people than new york city. >> yes. >> it's got half as many people as belgium and that's why it makes it ridiculous, comparing them to a country of five million people -- >> so we should ignore them? >> yes, we should ignore them. we put more and more money into schools with really little to show for it. >> that's the opposite, in fact. because what's happened
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
with confidence. i like this, it's good for the economy, but it's not enough to say we're on the verge of a consumer breakout here. >> all right. but we're going in the right direction. >> exactly. >> watch mort again rates. something we're going to watch carefully. >> absolutely. thanks, steve. >>> the stock bond kumbaya comes amid the question what will a drop in fed stimulus mean for stocks. is the economy strong enough to support the market without fed help? jpmorgan's chief strategist tom lee weighed in on that on "squawk box." >> i think a few weeks ago investors would have been pretty concerned about the idea of taper because i don't think the data gave them economy was at a skate philosophy. friday's job report and some of the ones we've had recently investors are getting comfortable if it does happen in december. >> and mr. lee also said he is bullish on financials and large cap tech stocks. >> that brings us to seema moody. she is reporting on stocks that didn't fare so well in 2013. the big question here is, are they poised to take off in 2014 from dogs to stars? naming some
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
're dealing with this horrible economy. also lands in the house of representatives where they understand nothing is getting done. the reason why we have a youth job crisis in this country is because there's been no jobs bill passed. i think the president -- >> -- trillion dollar stimulus shovel ready jobs bill in which even he admits, you know, there are no is up things as shovel ready jobs. how can you put the blame entirely on congress? isn't it the president? >> well, greg, think what we saw in the stimulus package from this president is he actually invested in america's future. he put teachers back to work. firefighters back to work. police officers back to work. a majority of those individuals are young people. young people understand that this law -- >> it was a payoff to the unions. you just listed a litany of unions who are paid off. >> you know that's not true. a lot of young teachers got a chance to go back in the classroom. >> i don't want to get off the subject here. brad, let me get back to it. here's how the new york post editorial has put this thing about millennials. amer
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
that in this speech on the economy earlier. but this is a different strategy we're looking at here with these young people. >> earlier speaking before the group center for american progress and key allies of this president this afternoon, a short time from now, the focus will be on the young individuals and comes with a back drop of numbers that are concerning to members of the administration. a harvard kennedy school of government said a majority of these young mill lennials are afraid the affordable care act will cost them more but help them less. the care won't be as good. that's an issue they are trying to turn around and turn into their favor as the president prepares to speak at this youth summit. they will focus on today the issue that people under the age of 26 get to keep their parent's coverage, get to be covered by their parents with preexisting conditions will be covered as well. these are issues that young people will relate to. on top of that was a statistic the white house aides are often note us about, the fact six in ten americans in their health care will pay less than they do a m
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
to that breaking news on the economy, americans are getting back to work, 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november, and the unemployment rate ticked two notches lower to 7%. that's the lowest unemployment rate in five years. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here to break down the numbers. better than expected, so should we feel absolutely completely good about this? >> i saw some broad-based strength in these numbers from warehousing to retail to transportation to construction so there's broad based health care as well, that's important here. carol, the trend, i always talk about the trend how important that is. you look at the last four months on average, 200,000 plus jobs over the last four months and carol we are on track this year for the most jobs created since 2005. we're on track for more than 2 million jobs created and that is a marked improvement from what we've seen in recent memory, so this is good news, a 7% unemployment rate is still good news. you'll hear people talk about their concerns about this underemployment rate, 13.2%, people who are unemployed
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans meantime remain focused on obama care. north carolina congress woman renee elmhurst delivered the gop's response earlier today. >> families who work hard and by play the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of house passed jobs bills awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >> meanwhile, good news on the latest jobs report to share. 203,000 of them created in november, just 1,000 shy of the number of jobs created in october. unemployment fell by.3 down to 7%, the lowest in five years. kristen welker is at the white house for us. kristin, i'm curious how the white house is interpreting these numbers. all good? >> well, look, th
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
that this is something that's so harmful to jobs to the economy and to the access of health care and quality of life. >> wish i had more time. we'll stay on it and watch closely. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> my next guest hacks into computer sites for a living. he's a white hat hacker. he says absolutely no security was built into the health care.gov website so your personal information may be at risk. so should you ever sign on? we'll get to it next. later -- >> a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain that if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> class warfare is back. president obama attacking the success of hard-working americans. we'll explain what he wants to do now. plus he's out, done, finished. martin bashir offered his resignation after the despicable comments he made about governor sarah palin. we'll tell you what he said and what his reasoning is. plus senator rand paul, bob beckel and andrea tantaros on this busy night of news. hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo.
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
the economy? we'll have no-spin analysis of the president's statement. ♪ >>> 'tis the season to be jolly, but not for some atheists. a huge billboard in new york city's times square attacking americans who believe, but why? >> sit down and shut up, you idiot, and let me answer the question, and if you don't like it, stop acting like an idiot. >> and "gq" magazine with christie. >> we are a family, so we're going to deal with this as a family. >>> caution, you are about to enter the no-spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >>> hi. i'm bill o'reilly! thanks for watching us tonight. is the federal government hurting or helping working americans? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. even though there was good economic news today, which lou dobbs will analyze shortly, the key indicator of economic strength in america, wages, remains flat. this year, the average hourly wage in this country has increased by just 2%. many economists believe because there aae not enough jobs, workers have to take less pay. seems to make sense. president obama, though, he believes that th
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
care debate is over, that we've got to make this work. the real issue is going to be the economy. the average wages of working americans declined in the past ten years, how do rewe restore growth in the pocket books not just in the stock market for the american people? we've got to lean in on that and start addressing the concerns of parents trying to send their kids to college, get them jobs. retirement security, these are things that have been put on the side and it's really a discredit that congress is focusing on middle class concerns. >> congressman, to that point, we're seeing a rising movement across the country in support of raising the minimum wage, something that republicans and congress seem to have no interest in doing. but are you hearing from constituents that that's a concern to them? do you think ultimately we could see enough pressure brought to bear that even republicans in congress admit that we need to raise the minimum wage that it would be good for the economy and lift a lot of people out of poverty? >> absolutely. when you see the stories about food service
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy. this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. a child may never be able to escape poverty, because she lacks a decent education or health care. that should offend all of us. what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. dr. king once said, of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking. not anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as president obama prepares to join in the national tree-lighting on friday, he's got a few other things to attend to. first, including a long list of policy goals that he wants to achieve for the american
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
industry is a $200 billion industry and one of the most profitable industries in our economy today. mcdonald's, for example, which pays its workers a median wage of less than $9 an hour posted $5.5 billion in profits last year and compensated its ceo almost $14 million. so clearly, the money is there in the corporation and the question is how do we get that to trickle down to workers above poverty wages. >> it makes sense and on the other end, the way the business models is set up, that's not the way the world is working right now and they've talked about this debate. you heard katy say it, and economists that i've seen crunch the numbers have said the cost of a burger and fries would go up 10% to 20%. the franchise association says 25% to 50% and that ultimately, though, their big argument says this will lead to the loss of entry-level jobs. does it have to? >> it doesn't have to, and we know that when you give workers a wage and especially low-wage workers. wage increase and they spend that money and put it right back into the economy. those are the workers that eat at the establishm
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> the latest jobs report shows good signs for the economy. the unemployment rate dropped to 7% in november while 203,000 jobs were created. down from october's unemployment rate of 7.3%. these numbers come as many job seekers are preparing to take the traditional pause in their hubt for work in time for the holidays. but that may be a bad idea. john challenger is the ceo of challenger, gray and christmas. zachary karabell is a cnbc contributor. he's a writer as well. he's written a book as well. john, let me start with you. many folks put off their job search during the holidays thinking that companies don't hire during this time period. why is that not the right thing to do? >> first of all, the data doesn't support it. last november, over 4.66 million people found jobs in november, just slightly down in december. so it is a time when employers especially in this kind of 24/7/365 business environment we're in, they're always hiring. they always have issues. so the last thing you want to do is put your search on hold. the very fact that a lo
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
what does that say about our economy? >> well, first of all, the data we get on -- from the retailers at this time of year is almost always contradictory and confusing. they are not always completely forthcoming because they don't want to discourage people from shopping. i think the most interesting thing we saw over the weekend, besides the fact that a number of retailers decided to be open on thanksgiving day, was that 40% of the sales were on-line. in a sense, cyber monday is an accra nism. cyber monday dates from the day when people had slow internet at home and came to work on monday after thanksgiving and ordered. now so many have broadband people are shopping on-line all the time and the retailers are scrambling to catch up with consumers. >> i shop on-line too in light of the incidents you see every black friday, always seems to be a fight somewhere and that can't help retailers, right? >> right. well, of course not. but i think people like going to the stores. we at the "wall street journal" and others did stories following teenagers around the mall and that's social. you can
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
at managing the economy, okay at managing crime, not so great managing corruption. as eugene says, what he really stepped forward was his moral vision. he was a brilliant communicator. we expected that of obama. obama, in fact, has not been as president as brilliant a communicator as expected. he hasn't provided the same kind of moral vision in his speeches about health care, the economy -- >> recently. >> lately in touch with that. he's made pragmatic arguments more than this moral framework of an argument. i think maybe there's a lesson there for the white house from mandela. >> also need to think about what mandela was able to accomplish in the arc of history. it was years, very methodical -- even when they were in prison, they were planning for when they got out and what the government needed to look like. that was years and years and years. years and years of a lot of pressure coming from the outside. i actually think if we were going to have any kind of parallel to the united states, we should be asking ourselves what more could we do from the outside to create conditions. part of th
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president want unemployment insurance extended for 1.3 million americans. that's expected to expire at the end of the year. they say if that's not continued, it would be bad for those workers and also bad for the economy. republicans
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
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CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
suppose? >> a farer economy. an economy that really meets our expectations of what the american dream should be. we've seen four decades of wage stagnation and it's because of unfair actionation, a tax on union and collective bargaining, unfair trade policies. and the net result has been so many hard working people cannot put food on the table based on what they're being paid. we see exorbitant types of bonuses where other people are getting $7.25. it's not fair. the united states is the richest country in the world. >> the government seems helpless to do anything about the wage gap in this country. there's a bill that would raise the minimum wage to 10 bucks an hour. you know that's a nonstarter. you guys are working a couple more days this year and then deal with the budget next year. there's not any time to push for a minimum wage bill. why not be honest about it and tell people now? >> we believe because where there's a will, there's a way. people need better pay. it's not for me to say because the odd are tough that we're not going to fight for it, we're going to fight for it any
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
about klein because we know a lot of drops in sales have happened in china even though the economy there grew 8% in the third quarter. how does this impact the u.s. economy, as well? >> that's right. these are some of the most important companies to the u.s. economy. and already some are reporting their competitors in europe are stealing their business simply because these companies are able to say that they can offer better privacy protections and they don't have to help the sa snoop. microsoft's general counsel wrote in a blog post that customers won't use technology they don't trust. he says the government puts that trust at risk and the government has to help restore it, suzanne. >> evan, thank you so much. a lot of people are just thinking you can't -- there's no guarantee of privacy wherever you are. >> as i said, hardly the nsa but a lot of those companies have been accused of collecting plenty of data about us, as well. >> information. >> it's not the same thing about you. >> not altruistic. >> not at all. an american singer, check this out, not arab, nearly took the top pr
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
citizens. let's not do that. >> this killing health benefits is shattering the economy all across the country, in all 50 states. >> of course there are death panels in there. the important thing to remember is that's just one aspect of this atrocious, unaffordable, cumbersome, burdensome, evil policy of obama's. and that is obama care. >> obama care is really, i think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. and it is in a way, it is slavery in a way. >> howard, is this the evil empire speech reapplied to obama care? i mean, i've never heard the word evil used to many times. i love the way sarah palin is unbelievely delicious at this. she talks about and those death panels are in there. i love the way she says the death panels are in there somewhere. like they're creeping around inside. >> i mean, sam very rightly and logically said these people should stop because the president said, repeated today, and reminded them that he's going to be in office. he can veto anything. so they ought to calm down. but the fact is when you watch a few of those clips and wh
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
a pr disaster and though the economy approved, much of main street is not feeling it. the white house will be able to turn public opinion around. >> it has been a tough patch and it's not just health care. the shut down affected everybody, but i think let's fast forward to the state of the union and months afterwards. a lot of people are signing up and economy continuing to strengthen. no wash shutdowns. people trust the president. i am confident the trust numbers will come up and his approval will come up. >> even plus benchmark for health care's success, we are not exactly ambitious. >> is may take until 2017 when the president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges and expanding medicate. it will work well then. >> okay. the months ahead, democrats will point to examples of americans having success with the website. republicans will point to continued problems which they will make as personal as possible. something we saw on sunday. >> i have to grab the other day. his wife is expecting a baby at the end of december. they have a cancellation noti
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
your moving expenses to work at mcdonald's because that's what that local economy warrants. that's where you got to go. >> it's interesting, you go to places and that's really a beautiful thing. you talk about north dakota, what they're doing is incredible when you think of it. i love to see what's happening out there. they're doing an amazing job. we should be doing it in new york and other places because we're not. that, i can tell you. >> this administration has been pushing fairness and we got to get the living wage up higher. ultimately focusing on the minimum wage, we should be focusing on getting people good-paying jobs. >> we should be focused on getting our economy we should be focused on being competitive again as a nation and if you get minimum wage, that will be higher. that's really what will get it up. >> is it back? we heard some encouraging numbers on friday. we're growing at over 3% and now unemployment is at a low of 7%. do you feel it's back? >> no, it's not back. those numbers are totally false. there was a big column in a newspaper that those numbers are fud
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
challenge to the possibility that white africanas can walk aawith an economy and privileges they had before it all begins to unravel. >> those young people are not only those people -- the young people living in south africa who are bearing the brunt of this violent regime and are willing to go to even more extreme lengths to make sure that apartheid crumbled but also the solidarity, then, with the international group of young people who make apartheid their fundamental -- >> and that was such a key point that all over the world -- and we talk about immigration and talk about the fast food movement. we have to look right now at the movement that ultimately took down apartheid. it was especially young people on college campuses, workers, not on college campuses, the polaroid worker who is said we're not going to be part of the company that provides the photos for the passbooks in south africa. it was this economic threat from the more radical young people and from youk people all over the world -- i mean, the campus movement in the united states was immense, very threatening to establishment
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
's trip was supposed to be about trade and the economy. now in fact it's all about the chinese military. vice president joe biden with one eye towards a possible 2016 bid is getting the chance to flex his international muscle power in asia. >> the united states has an interest in the lowering of tensions in this vital region. as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> reporter: biden, in crisis manager mode, arrived in tokyo as the region confronts a power grab by beijing. china declared it now controls a vast portion of the air space over the east china sea and remote islands that both china and japan claim. biden will bluntly ask the chinese leaders their military intentions when he stops in china next. u.s. officials worry china's ultimate aim is a confrontation with japan. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned. by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> reporter: china is demanding aircraft flying thr
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
progress. speaking about the economy and also the government's potential to help address what he said was the united states' rising inequality. here's part of what he just had to say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things were going on there. the president's message, let's talk about that for a few moments. he was talking a
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
to the economy. sounds like good news, but some economists say the numbers mask a pervasive problem just beneath the surface. record high unemployment among young americans. put these numbers into context, economist in the university of maryland business professor is here with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> so these numbers are being trumpeted all around by the president's supporters on various broadcasts we did yesterday as great news, but you say they're not what they appear to be. why? >> well, simply, the quality of jobs are not very good and most young people really are having a terrible time getting started in careers. you know, college graduates are still working at starbucks and the like, and we have a lot of college graduates who are really graduate students, not learning very much, because they can't find a job. piling up a lot of debt and so forth. >> so at what point is this assumption that every person needs to go a four-year college and then get a graduate degree going to fold under the weight of the counterevidence maybe it's smarter to join the work force earlier? >> i thi
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
later, it was a nod to the economy. the president promoting small business saturday by gift shopping at a local washington bookstore with the first daughters. and maybe it's the holiday season, but in an interview with abc's barbara walters on friday night, the president was downright optimistic, despite the fact -- despite facing the grinch-like poll numbers of his presidency. saying, quote, the good thing when you're down is usually you've got nowhere to go but up. let's get right to our panel here in new york, msnbc political analyst, jonathan alder, and in washington, msnbc analyst and former rnc chairman, michael steele. and who is never grinchly, michael steele. >> no, never. >> in the spirit of the holiday season, i would like you to tell us, as we're 11 or 12 days before the next recess, what have the republican members of congress, other than throwing a lot of shade at healthcare.gov, what have they fliaccomplished 2013? >> not a lot. that's obvious. this congress has done very, very little. there are eight working days left in its year. and, you know, at the end of the day,
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
and democrats put their faith in 1/7th of our nation's economy. what is coming clear of the e-mails things where the system is breaking down eternally controls there wasn't somebody in charge. >> the question is who was in charge and what did the president know. cms issued this statement to fox news. it reads in part:what does that say to you? obviously they are trying to keep it to the top of cms and ultimately the administration. >> when you release e-mails it is part of the administration. the facts are they are delaying the small business exchain program. the facts are there are so many problems still in the system that people are having trouble signing up. the facts are people are losing their insurance because of obama care and the facts are that people who have a sick child and want to hold on to specialized medicine or doctors won't be able to. those are the big facts that affect people's lives. folks are getting a taste of their own obama care members. they are having trouble signing up. they are asking for a delay to extend their open rollment. do they deserve better treatment than the
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Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
. jeff zeleny at the white house, thank you. >>> now to the economy, and the numbers are in tonight. more than 141 million americans went shopping this thanksgiving holiday weekend. that's up 2 million from last year. and this even, many preparing for some big deals tomorrow. it is cyber monday. here's abc's business correspondent rebecca jarvis now. >> reporter: holiday shoppers flooded retail stores, chasing those holiday deals. >> i'm in! >> reporter: all told, americans will likely spend $57.4 billion over the four-day weekend. shoppers spent nearly $10 billion in stores on black friday, but industry analysts say the number is down 13%, as compared to last year on the same day. part of that drop, because more stores than ever opened their doors on thanksgiving thursday, and more people than ever, 47 million, shopped. >> this is perfect. it has 100 pieces for ten bucks. you can't beat that. >> reporter: but combined, spending between thursday and friday amounted to over $12 billion, a 2.3% increase as compared to last year. and some of those same retailers who threw open their doors ea
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
an economy are blooming for people with access to greater education, more experience in high-tech industry, and not necessarily people who are in our neighborhoods. >> reporter: gabriel metcalf of the san francisco planning and research association understands the apprehension. >> people are really afraid especially renters like me if you lose your apartment, you have to move out of the city most likely. >> reporter: speaking of moving, st
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
.gov and the economy and a whole lot of other things. i know that you see that i can't get anything done because of republicans on capitol hill. i know all these things. i'm not running away from it. i'm not trying to pretend that it's not there. i know and it has an impact on how i am as president. on how i am able to govern as president. so i get that. but the other thing i took away from that part of the interview, chris, is that it took me back to that guy who spoke to the democratic convention in boston in 2004. a very reflective person at the time. someone who had a vision of where he wanted to take the country. and that person is still there. that person, if you go back and read his 2004 keynote speech at the democratic convention, a shiver will go down your spine because you will realize barack obama then the candidate for senate was basically laying out the road map for what he would do as president. >> well, let's take a look. the personal and professional assault this president has faced cannot be understated. still president obama spoke yesterday about the virtues of public service i
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the process run down the economy. this hasn't, look, the president -- >> i've got to go. my producers are screaming at me. we will continue this conversation. but thanks to both of you. i do appreciate you joining us tonight. >>> lighting up in america. in just weeks, colorado will become the first place in the world to regulate pot from seed to sale. >> reporter: andy williams is out to become captain of the newest industry, colorado's legal pot business. his medicine man will be selling to users, up to an ounce for colorado residents, a quarter ounce to out of staters. anyone over 21 can buy starting january 1. industry watchers say it will be the first time ever anywhere in the world marijuana has been regulated from seed to sale, an experiment making colorado sort of a silicon valley for pot. it appears that you guys are already bulking up for what happens january 1. >> every one of my competitors are doing the same thing. >> my gosh, did you see all the pot? what if pot becomes legal in your town. right now you can't say the word marijuana in smoke shops. we went to check out wha
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
of preexisting conditions you don't call remaking one sixth of the economy on the grounds of 20,000 pages of regulations goring to remake as complex as american medicine. so that is a wrong approach from the start. i think it's a principled position owe to say it won't work but let's do something else. >> charles krauthammer great to see you. >> pleasure, thank you. >> up next, g.o.p. campaigns or g.o.p. campaigns lessons on how to talk to women. is that necessary? plus, a busful of kids so out of control they had to call the cops but who actually got in trouble. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new baru. 'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs
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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
a boost for their economy and, for that, we do not get an agreement in which the centrifuges stop spinning. so from our standpoint in congress, we passed my legislation along with elliott engles with a vote to increase sanctions until we get the kind of agreement that we need. give the iotola a choice between economic implosion or true compromise. we don't see the compromise at this point especially with the comments being made by the foreign minister and president rouhani at this point. >> he does indicate that things are boosted and better. clearing feeling that this has been a good deal for the iranian people or at least for iranian leadership. today, benjamin netanyahu spoke at the forum and talked about the fact that history will be altered if iran gets nuclear weapons and also said that history is going to judge all of us, american leaders, israeli leaders and others about how they handled this delicate situation. do you think we're on the right or wrong path as far as how history will view this? >> history will judge us. if you recall some years ago, democrats in the house and senat
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
gets credit and always gets blame for the economy regardless of how much he's able to turn it one way or the other. >> all right. candy crowley, thank you very much. >> thanks. >> keep it here, everybody, for "state of the union" with candy crowley. starts at the top of the hour right here on cnn. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a month. then go ahead and try to spot a spot. aveeno® positively radiant. natural
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
system to damage the entire economy and now 5% is a diminimus figure to him. 80% of the website is working. 5% is no big deal. >> 90%. but that aside, do you know how much jeff bezos would have played to have amazon working at a 9 of 10 success rate. >> he would have with given anything. >> any website that starts off will have trouble. >> after three years and $600 million to get it going? this is outrageous. >> still having trouble. >> by the way, jeff bezos wasn't responsible for damaging -- >> nobody asked you about -- >> and forced. >> let me say something to the 5 million. it's not 5 million individual people. these are families. >> wait, wait. >> that 5% number the president is another lie. when you look at the numbers they knew in july of 2010 they knew it would be a substantial part of the market up to 80%. 60% of small businesses and 45% of large businesses. >> argued it in federal court and andy mccarthy argued the admission in a ief. they deliberately misled people. this was never about getting people better health care. it's been about redistribution of wealth which
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
's health care law continues to wreak havoc on families, small businesses and economy. it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> our republican colleagues have focused so much attention, in fact, obsessed in killing the affordable care act they failed to focus on real needs of americans. >> smashing the speed limit. investigators say derailed commuter train traveling three times the legal speed heading into that dangerous curve 82 miles an hour. still unknown was the crash that killed four passengers caused by mechanical failure or operator error. >> for the train to be going 82 miles an hour around that curve is just a
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Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
will take further steps to strengthen our economy. >> the white house about to go on a pr offensive. >> healthcare.gov is now stable. 90% of the time. >> 100,000, roughly, were able to enroll. >> and has achieved its goals, all be it two months late. >> is it mission accomplished? >> president obama is kind of getting all the late-night jokes now. >> as i was saying, john -- >> better him than me. >> let me try to crystallize that down. is it mission accomplished? >> using that phrase is a -- >> yeah! >> not one i would employ. chkt the absence of a compelling counter narrative to a proposal on the health care. >> you can't beat something with nothing. >> is it at all relevant here? >> do republicans have to say, here's what we want to do on health care. >> yeah, they do. >> they have had positive proposals, but at active promo -- >> republicans do have some positive alternatives. >> haven't done a good job explaining them. i think paul ryan will unveil. >> i think paul ryan will introduce a set of republican alternatives. >> not one huge bill. but a proposal for medicare, medicaid,
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. forgiveness in place of vengeance. and south africa is a democratic free market economy right now that's still struggling, but there's a spirit about that place that always gets you going. it's not just mandela. it's the people. and as much as he was the leader of that non-violent movement, he was also a product of strong, loving, caring people that wanted to live together as brothers rather than perish together as -- >> well, what will be his legacy, ambassador? >> his legacy will be the same as the celebration we celebrate now at christmas. peace on earth and good will to all men, women, and children. and he signified that, he exemplified it in his life. he broke down racial and class barriers. he insisted on the highest values of human kind being shared with all of god's children. and he gave his life for it. you know, there were a lot of people from -- there was a big group from atlanta that. there were about 40 people who went there. i don't know whether you remember james orange -- >> yes, very well. >> james took a delegation of old movement people and they took two-way radios and they
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
this debt ceiling thing, if we don't pass it, the whole economy collapses. >> the older members who have to slowly walk them through. >> the last couple of years have been a pretty good demonstration of the value and not having term limits. we're running out of time. i got a few here i might as well share in no particular order, i'll put them out there. gerald ford was right to pardon richard nixon. i don't know if that is popular. i think he was. i don't like -- i hate -- i hate the idea of a balanced budget amendment. at the federal level. maybe different at the state level. i cheer against -- let me qualify this, when it comes to basketball, in the summer olympics, i tend to cheer against -- i tend to cheer for the team playing the united states, in basketball only, because the united states is such a -- this is really unpopular. because the -- it is such a -- they're beating up on the -- the united states versus this toiny country. i shouldn't have confessed it. and that's the danger of this segment. >> in new york to say that. >> i'm sorry. i love you, america. >>> political figure
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
economy. they are still sitting in the united states senate. 150 bills sitting in the senate. senate democrats and president continue to stand in the way of america's priorities. >> democrats in congress and president obama point fingers right back at the gop. >> instead of rooting for failure or refighting old battles, republicans in congress need to work with us. >> most of you don't think things will improve next year. six in ten in a recent national journal connection survey said cooperation between the white house and republicans in congress will be just as bad next year as it is now with nearly a quarter saying there will be less agreements between the two parties. not a lot to look forward to. christi, victor. >> paul steinhouse. >> it's sunday, that means you've got to get ready for the week ahead. we'll help you do that. lets talk about what's going on. tuesday, nelson mandela's memorial service, president obama, former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton, all going to attend. move on to "times" person of the year. "times" editors choosing the person of the year who had
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
group in our economy. while it seems good, it does a disselfto the people you're trying to help. >> uh, no. welcome to the real world, senator, where there are still three job applicants for every one job out there, cutting the lifeline for active job seekers there not magically create, but it will put -- cutting unemployment benefits? that is a five ho ho ho, newt gingrich. first, let me say i believe there are things we could do to dramatically improve the impact. to actually prepare people for getting to work and versus a better job in the future. but took in the crossfire, weapon hawaii's democratic
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
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